There is something about the Asolo Jumla GV that begs you to lace them up and head outside. We attribute this feeling largely to the activity these lightweight hikers are primed for — jumping, climbing, and dancing all over rocks. This pair was hands-down the best model in our review for traction on rocky surfaces. That, coupled with its lightweightedness and great durability, lead us to award the Jumla GV with our Top Pick for Scrambling. We're not sure if this is really a hiking boot with approach shoe qualities, or the other way around, but we don't care. We like it.
If you find yourself scrambling as much as you hike, take a long, good look at these hikers. This product tackles dry and wet rock like a champ, built for rocky approaches and moderate climbing. It edges, it smears, it could even take on easy cracks, all much better than its competitors in this review. We thoroughly enjoyed wearing these boots but also found that they are not the most versatile hiking boots, scoring below average in stability and water resistance. It also has room for improvement in terms of comfort. Somewhat of a specialty boot, we were psyched to have them underfoot.
If you're seeking a more well-rounded lightweight hiker ingrained with serious comfort, check out our other Top Pick award winner, the HOKA ONE ONE Tor Ultra Hi WP. Or, for a midweight hiker that also sticks to rocks well, but provides better stability and water resistance, we'd recommend the Arc'teryx Bora2 Mid.